So you’re ready to write your first screenplay? Awesome. Maybe you’re the funniest person at the party. Maybe your life is the stuff movies are made of. Or maybe you have this idea that is so original that it should be made into a movie, which is so successful that it becomes a Broadway musical, and that becomes so successful that a movie made is based on the musical. The dream.
Here are some tips to writing your first script:
1. Don’t write… yet.
Why? Because anyone who can form a sentence thinks they can write a screenplay: the funniest person at the party, the girl at work whose weekend drama is the stuff movies are made of, or even your mom. But will it be good?
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